Orrick has advised German energy group STEAG on the purchase of the Krantz business segment by STEAG Energy Services (SES). Seller was the Finnish Caverion-Group.
By integrating products and services of Krantz, SES is primarily expanding its position in the market segment of nuclear technologies. Furthermore, SES is gaining access to previously undeveloped HVAC market segments while improving its international network to countries like Japan and the UK.
STEAG has been active in energy production for 80 years and provides customers, both nationally and internationally, with integrated solutions in the areas of energy and heat production, as well as related technical services. With more than 6,000 employees the group generated a revenue of €3.9 billion in 2016. STEAG subsidiary SES focuses on the planning, development of construction, operation and optimization of energy production facilities of all types, with more than 2,000 employees globally.
Caverion Group is a Helsinki-listed provider of building services. In 2016, the group generated €2.4 billion in revenue with 16,500 employees across 12 countries. The transaction remains subject to approval from the competition authorities. Financial details have not been disclosed.
STEAG was advised by an Orrick team lead by M&A and private equity partner Dr. Sven Greulich and M&A and private equity counsel Dr. Nikita Tkatchenko. The team further included Dr. Stefan Schultes-Schnitzlein (partner, tax, Düsseldorf), Dr. André Zimmermann (partner, employment, Düsseldorf), Dr. Christian Schröder (partner, IP/IT, Düsseldorf), Dr. Till Steinvorth (partner, antitrust, Düsseldorf), Christoph Wenderoth (associate, M&A and private equity, Düsseldorf), Dr. Johannes Josef Rüberg (associate, M&A and private equity, Düsseldorf), Louisa Kallhoff (associate, employment, Düsseldorf), Vanessa Sousa Höhl (associate, M&A and private equity, Düsseldorf).